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An Elephant In The Garden

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Elephant In The Garden

1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall.
Children love Elephant In The Garden. The author is Michael Morpurgo and it was published on the 25th of October, 2011 by Feiwel & Friends. This version is the 1st U.S. ed. has 208 pages. The book dimensions are 0.78" Height x 8.53" Length x 5.83" Width. It weighs about 0.71 lbs.

Feiwel & Friends

MPN: 9780312593698
ISBN: 0312593694
Author: Michael Morpurgo

Lizzie and Karl's mother could be a zoo keeper; the household has turn into attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild ought to the zoo be hit by bombs. As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author's note,  An Elephant inside the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, “ the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures. Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his personal capture to conserve the family. ” Here could be a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all. When the city is bombed, the loved ones flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the identical route once they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? The family members persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead.


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